Patents System Review to help secure small business innovation

first_imgPatents System Review to help secure small business innovation Industry, Science and Technology Minister Christian Porter today tabled a report into the accessibility and operation of Australia’s patent system for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).The Patents Accessibility Review was conducted by Emeritus Professor Raoul Mortley who consulted widely with the small business community, universities, researchers and lawyers on a broad range of topics, including costs, processing times and the level of government support available to SMEs to help them understand and navigate the patent system.Minister Porter said the Government was committed to ensuring Australia’s intellectual property (IP) framework supported the needs of SMEs and thanked Professor Mortley for his work.“SMEs make up 99 per cent of all Australian businesses, and we know the history and potential for great ideas and inventions amongst small Australian companies, so it is essential that we ensure their intellectual property can be safeguarded through patenting,” Minister Porter said.“I would like to thank Professor Mortley for his efforts in this review, and the Government is carefully considering the recommendations from his report.”The report is now available at industry.gov.au/patentsaccessibilityreview. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Accessibility, AusPol, Australia, Australian, business, Christian, community, Government, industry, Minister, operation, patent, Professor, property, science, Small Business, technologylast_img

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